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Social media training set for IRE conference

Kiplinger Program director Doug Haddix

Kiplinger Program director Doug Haddix

Kiplinger Program director Doug Haddix will present two social media sessions at this year’s national conference of Investigative Reporters and Editors in New Orleans.

See full details online about the IRE conference, including registration, speakers, hotel and schedule for the June 16-19 event.

More than 1,500 journalists from around the world are expected to attend the IRE conference. Haddix is a former national training director for IRE.

Haddix will offer two presentations:

  • Automate and turbocharge your social media, from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. The hands-on session will walk participants through using the If This, Then That (IFTTT) service to connect and manage various social media posts and platforms. In addition, the group will learn how to curate content for social media channels using tools such as Buffer,, Feedly and Scoop.It.
  • Social media on the map, from 9-10 a.m. on Friday, June 17. In this presentation, Haddix will focus on tools and apps that pinpoint public social media posts based on location, so that journalists can find witnesses and sources in particular places — anywhere around the world.
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Social media workshop set for Seattle

Ramp up your social media reporting skills with Kiplinger Program training during an Investigative Reporters and Editors workshop Nov. 14-15 in Seattle.


Kiplinger director Doug Haddix

On Nov. 14, Kiplinger Program director Doug Haddix will present “The Web for investigations.” The presentation will feature advanced online search techniques, as well as links to find documents and databases on deadline. Haddix also will show how to use social media to find experts, witnesses during breaking news and people affected by trends.

Other speakers at the workshop include Ken Armstrong, The Marshall Project; Caley Cook, University of Washington; Jaimi Dowdell, IRE; Susannah Frame, KING5-Seattle; Nigel Jaquiss, Willamette Week; Martha Kang; Tableau Software; Tony Kovaleski, NBC Bay Area; Kate Martin, The News Tribune; Justin Mayo, Seattle Times; and Robert McClure, InvestigateWest.

They will tackle topics including interview tactics, developing an investigative mindset, data reporting and public records.

On Nov. 15, Haddix will lead a three-hour social media deep dive. That workshop will focus on Twitter Tricks and Analytics; Reporting and Tracking with Storify; and Crowdsourcing with Google Forms. Class size is limited, so register early to reserve a seat.

For information and to register, please visit the IRE Seattle Watchdog Workshop page online.


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Twitter highlights from #NICAR15

Track key Twitter metrics in real time from the national Computer-Assisted Reporting conference in Atlanta, hosted by Investigative Reporters and Editors. These charts update every hour by searching and analyzing the conference hashtag: #NICAR15.

NOTE: Be sure to scroll down inside each chart to see the leaders listed in each category.

More than 900 journalists are gathered in Atlanta for the conference, which runs through Sunday morning.

Top Tweeters

Top links being tweeted

Images tweeted at #NICAR15

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Digital summit, Sierra Leone, new website: All in a year’s work

Journalists can’t help themselves. The calendar begins to turn and we feel the need to reminisce about the year that was.

At the Kiplinger Program, we couldn’t resist telling you about what we accomplished in 2014. We put our heads together this week and thought about our achievements, and well, even though we were elbow deep in all this work, we allowed ourselves a moment to realize what we accomplished and enjoy what we think is an impressive list.

“These are great. This shows great progress in the program,” director Doug Haddix said.

Of course, nothing on this list is accomplishable without the contributions of so many journalists who worked with us as supporters, trainers, advisers, fellows and participants. So, the program’s successes are linked to the great people we work with from January to December.

In no special order, here are our Top 10 Moments for Kiplinger in 2014:

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